The TSH is high normal -- would complete the evaluation by testing thyroid antibodies, if positive - given the symptoms - would consider a trial of thyroid hormone.
When you say thyroid hormone do you mean Armour? Because I am already on Synthroid?
I am not a doctor and I may be way off but I have lupus and now I am having thyroid issues. I am having an ultrasound done in the morning of my neck. I think I would ask your doctor to check you for thyroid antibodies with the possiblity of you having Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Just a thought.
Good luck and let me know how you are.
No, your not way off! My PCP tested me for this and I still have yet to know what the results are so thats why I am going to be going to an endo next month, I just really feel that he may not know what he is doing with my TSH level. I also found a huge lump on the right side of my neck above my thyroid so I wanna get that checked too. All this **** just ***** I'm so sick of not feeling normal! But let me know how your ultrasound goes, Ill keep you updated! Thanks!!
I have a goiter, but my TSH was in the normal range. My doctor said she was not concerned. However, because my mom has Hashimotos, I insisted on following up with an antibody test. I was feeling tired, gaining weight, and have had very frequent headaches for years.
Turns out my antibodies were in the thousands, which more than confirmed the Hashimotos. TSH tests are not comprehensive in determining thyroid health.
Joni, I also have a very large lump right above my thyroid on the right side. It sometimes swells large enogh to cause a deep ache in the neck radiating out towards my jaw. The lump is tender, my thyroid is not. The lump is right above the goiter (the right lobe of my thyroid is much larger than the left).
I have any endo appt, but not until April. I just want to feel normal again as well, without this pain in the neck. On the positive, my heaaches are less frequent with the synthroid and my energy is a little better too.
Please let me know if you hear anything about the node above your thyroid - I can't seem to find anything specific online.